2 Corinthians 12:13
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English Standard Version
For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!

King James Bible
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.

American Standard Version
For what is there wherein ye were made inferior to the rest of the churches, except it be that I myself was not a burden to you? forgive me this wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is there that you have had less than the other churches, but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury.

English Revised Version
For what is there wherein ye were made inferior to the rest of the churches, except it be that I myself was not a burden to you? forgive me this wrong.

Webster's Bible Translation
For what is that in which ye were inferior to other churches, except that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.

Weymouth New Testament
In what respect, therefore, have you been worse dealt with than other Churches, except that I myself never hung as a dead weight upon you? Forgive the injustice I thus did you!

2 Corinthians 12:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Except that I was not a burden

Alluding to the possible objection that his refusal to receive pay was a sign either of his want of power to exact it, or of his want of affection for them (2 Corinthians 11:7).

Forgive, etc.

Ironical.

2 Corinthians 12:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I myself.

2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours but you...

2 Corinthians 11:8,9 I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service...

1 Corinthians 9:6,12,15-18 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working...

forgive.

2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Cross References
Acts 18:3
and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:18
What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

2 Corinthians 11:7
Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God's gospel to you free of charge?

2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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